Monsoon Diseases: IndiGo Flight Returns Safely to Guwahati After Bird Hit | India News

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NEW DELHI: An IndiGo plane had to return to Guwahati shortly after taking off from there for Delhi after the Airbus A320 NEO was hit by a bird. The pilots of this flight 6E-6394 shut down the affected engine, declared PAN-PAN (emergency) and returned safely to Guwahati.
“The number 1 engine of the aircraft (VT-ITB) was damaged by a bird strike while at an altitude of 1,600 feet. The crew then carried out “ECAM” actions. The engine number one was arrested. The plane returned to Guwahati safely,” said a senior DGCA official investigating the matter.
Comments have been requested from IndiGo and expected until press time.
According to aviation website Skybrary, ECAM is “the Airbus version of an Enhanced Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS). It presents data on engine/warning display and system display, including main engine indications, fuel quantity, flaps and slats position.
Instances of bird strikes increase during the monsoon, as waterlogged soil pushes insects to the ground, attracting birds.



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